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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #150 on: March 06, 2019, 04:13:24 AM »
Sigh. My assessment of the current state of self and trad publishing.
It's just one woman's opinion...

https://dmguay.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/copypastecris-and-the-sad-reality-of-book-publishing/

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #151 on: March 06, 2019, 04:15:54 AM »
I'm taking my books out of Kindle Unlimited, which was actually my last blog post.  This one has the last "free day" for my sweet Scottish romance.  Once I'm out of KU, free days will be more difficult to schedule...but I can have longer excerpts on BookFunnel and my website.  Here's the link!

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #152 on: March 09, 2019, 01:54:08 AM »
The sixth and perhaps final Marketing for Muppets post: http://samkates.co.uk/2019/03/08/marketing-for-muppets-part-6/
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #154 on: March 14, 2019, 12:26:14 AM »
My rapid descent into Crazy Owl Lady territory.
https://michellelouring.com/reading-to-my-owl/
Crazy owl lady. I also occasionally write Fantasy books, but the owl is really all anyone cares about.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #155 on: March 14, 2019, 08:47:34 AM »
Finishing a photo gallery for my Sgt. Dunn series on my website. A few years ago I created one on Pinterest for six books. It looks fine, but Pinterest is much harder to work with than my website. I put books 7 - 11 on my website and it was so much easier to manage.

https://ronnonwriting.blogspot.com/2019/03/new-sgt-dunn-photo-gallery-finished.html

http://ronnmunsterman.com/index.php?p=1_10_Gallery
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #156 on: March 14, 2019, 08:54:21 AM »
My rapid descent into Crazy Owl Lady territory.
https://michellelouring.com/reading-to-my-owl/

That's nothing.  I co-wrote a story with my dove for an issue of my newsletter.  grint
     
 

CoraBuhlert

Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2019, 10:37:24 AM »
I've featured a book (co-)written by the author's cat at the Speculative Fiction Showcase, but I've never had a dove author so far.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2019, 05:27:58 PM »
My rapid descent into Crazy Owl Lady territory.
https://michellelouring.com/reading-to-my-owl/

That's nothing.  I co-wrote a story with my dove for an issue of my newsletter.  grint

I'm impressed! Last time the owl landed on my keyboard, he just opened up Chrome's debugging page.
Not expecting a lot of storytelling from him.
Crazy owl lady. I also occasionally write Fantasy books, but the owl is really all anyone cares about.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #159 on: March 15, 2019, 06:14:00 AM »
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #160 on: March 16, 2019, 01:25:34 AM »
Two recent blog posts.

One about my newest release (under a pen name)
https://izzyhunterwrites.weebly.com/news/happy-publication-day

The other a reminder and sneak-peak regarding an irvine-welsh inspired, scottish urban fantasy story I'm writing.https://gayleramagewrites.weebly.com/news/a-bloody-scot

 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #161 on: March 16, 2019, 05:19:22 AM »
My rapid descent into Crazy Owl Lady territory.
https://michellelouring.com/reading-to-my-owl/

Michelle, perhaps you and your owl will enjoy Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #162 on: March 18, 2019, 05:58:37 PM »
My rapid descent into Crazy Owl Lady territory.
https://michellelouring.com/reading-to-my-owl/

Michelle, perhaps you and your owl will enjoy Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.

I'll check it out. Thanks Vijaya!
Crazy owl lady. I also occasionally write Fantasy books, but the owl is really all anyone cares about.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #163 on: March 19, 2019, 06:48:40 AM »
A short post on how Hardcore History inspired my latest novel:
http://robertlcollins.blogspot.com/2019/03/empire-breaker-and-hardcore-history.html
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #164 on: March 20, 2019, 04:48:19 PM »
Today I posted a quick interview with Ray Kenderdine, a Shanghai-based writer, director, and all-around fascinating guy.
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #165 on: March 23, 2019, 02:22:04 AM »
A guest post: American author Mike Van Horn talking about the role of music in his science fiction works.
http://samkates.co.uk/2019/03/22/guest-post-mike-van-horn/
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #166 on: March 23, 2019, 06:33:40 AM »
A guest post: American author Mike Van Horn talking about the role of music in his science fiction works.
http://samkates.co.uk/2019/03/22/guest-post-mike-van-horn/


That's kind of funny about the singer being nervous because "the lyricist" was there.  I can imagine how Mike must have felt when he heard her say that.
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #168 on: March 23, 2019, 10:57:53 PM »
A guest post: American author Mike Van Horn talking about the role of music in his science fiction works.
http://samkates.co.uk/2019/03/22/guest-post-mike-van-horn/

That's kind of funny about the singer being nervous because "the lyricist" was there.  I can imagine how Mike must have felt when he heard her say that.

I thought the same. And I'd feel like he did - imposter syndrome.
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #169 on: March 24, 2019, 02:50:10 AM »
I'm running a YA paranormal ebook giveaway via Amazon . Because, well, my book still isn't out and I gotta do something!
https://dmguay.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/binge-worthy-paranormal-fantasy-ebooks-plus-free-stuff/

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #170 on: March 26, 2019, 05:46:00 AM »
I've been reading some wonderful books with a musical theme: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/03/reading-writing-singing.html

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #171 on: April 01, 2019, 12:49:05 AM »
How publishers should navigate the Amazon terms of service (TOS):

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #172 on: April 01, 2019, 05:28:00 AM »
How publishers should navigate the Amazon terms of service (TOS):

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First thing to understand about the Amazon TOS: There are actually several terms of services. Each program has its own terms, and sometimes the Amazon TOSes arenít in sync.

For instance, Amazon Advertising lets you use competitor keywords. Amazon KDP doesnít.

Or: Customer service for one Amazon group will even ask you to do something that would be a violation in another.

To give you an example, I ...

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Nice post, Ian.
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #173 on: April 02, 2019, 12:17:13 PM »
My blogging really fell off in the last two months but I managed a post before the end of March!

https://writingswanderings.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-literary-wrap-up.html
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #174 on: April 02, 2019, 02:17:30 PM »
I saw the first hummingbird of the season at the feeder.

First hummingbird
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« Reply #175 on: April 02, 2019, 08:28:50 PM »
Oh man, I want a hummingbird feeder, but the bears...
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #176 on: April 03, 2019, 01:15:47 AM »
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #177 on: April 03, 2019, 11:57:28 AM »
My review of the movie Unplanned: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/04/unplanned.html  I really liked it and the book is great too.

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Lorri Moulton [Lavender Lass Books]

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #178 on: April 04, 2019, 07:16:35 AM »
I finished my spy story!  And to celebrate, I made the second 'book' free on my website.  :cheers

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #179 on: April 05, 2019, 08:43:06 PM »
Another guest post - the delightful Maggie Plummer talking about turning life into fiction: http://samkates.co.uk/2019/04/05/guest-post-maggie-plummer/
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #180 on: April 10, 2019, 04:50:46 AM »
Book reviews of a sweet YA and two outstanding PBs: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/04/reading.html

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2019, 01:16:20 AM »
Magazine publication of my conversion story and a book review: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-hole-in-my-heart.html

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diisha392

Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #182 on: April 14, 2019, 10:45:33 AM »
A deleted scene from my most recent release Discord in Provence: https://writingswanderings.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-deleted-scene.html. I really liked talking about the French tradition of santons but my editor was right that it only slowed the story down.
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #183 on: April 15, 2019, 11:28:37 PM »
My daughter's art and Bach--need I even mention heaven?  https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/04/art-music-mass.html

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« Reply #184 on: April 16, 2019, 12:08:04 PM »
Posted an excerpt from the next book in my Kid Sensation series:  http://www.kevinhardmanauthor.com/excerpt-from-incarnation-kid-sensation-7/
 

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« Reply #185 on: April 16, 2019, 01:59:47 PM »
Posted an excerpt from the next book in my Kid Sensation series:  http://www.kevinhardmanauthor.com/excerpt-from-incarnation-kid-sensation-7/


Reading your excerpt makes me want to write something in first-person again.  Good luck with the book.   :cheers
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #186 on: April 17, 2019, 02:35:58 AM »
How ballads inspired the first novel in my new "Witch Queen" series:
http://robertlcollins.blogspot.com/2019/04/young-maisy-and-ballads.html
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #187 on: April 17, 2019, 11:16:32 PM »
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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #188 on: April 18, 2019, 09:25:16 AM »
I wrote a poem...

Generation Gap - https://www.willowthomson.com/ramblings/a-poem

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #189 on: April 18, 2019, 01:06:09 PM »
That's so poignant, Willow.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #190 on: April 20, 2019, 12:38:32 AM »
A not-too-serious look at some grammar 'rules'
http://samkates.co.uk/2019/04/19/grammar-part-3/
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #191 on: April 27, 2019, 01:51:57 AM »
Some thoughts and pictures from my hoppy Easter book signing: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/04/hoppy-easter.html

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #192 on: May 03, 2019, 07:51:17 PM »
Guest post: Kath Middleton talking about genre.
http://samkates.co.uk/2019/05/03/guest-post-kath-middleton/
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #193 on: May 05, 2019, 06:21:46 AM »
Winners! And a homecoming :https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2019/05/winners.html

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #194 on: May 05, 2019, 07:27:48 AM »
I neglected my blog for much of April but this month has seen two posts highlighting my April Reading.

Children's Books: https://writingswanderings.blogspot.com/2019/05/childrens-books-in-april.html
Other Reading: https://writingswanderings.blogspot.com/2019/05/april-reads.html

Janet Evanovich has gotten a lot of attention from me in the last two months!
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #195 on: May 06, 2019, 09:30:35 AM »
I keep forgetting to post to this thread, though I blog quite frequently.

Anyway, today I posted a free Steampunk story called "Tea and Treachery" as part of my First Monday Free Fiction experiment. So far (it's the third month I'm doing this) the experiment has been successful, because sales for the stories I post for free actually increased and last month I even had people buy the whole series to which the free story belongs.

Other recent posts include a rebuttal to someone proclaiming Steampunk dead and a post about the joy of writing, how to lose it and how to get it back.

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #196 on: May 07, 2019, 05:25:20 AM »
April writing stats; finished one novel and started another:
http://robertlcollins.blogspot.com/2019/05/writing-stats-for-april-2019.html
 

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Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Reply #199 on: May 13, 2019, 03:13:05 PM »
The connection between a 9 year-old boy who narrowly escaped the death sentence in London and Australian Aboriginal languages.

https://jbthewriter.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/lost-to-history/